Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00
North Shore Viking wrestlers started the 2011-12 season with a trip to Bethpage for the Bethpage Dad’s club wrestling tournament. With 15 teams in the competition including, Suffolk powerhouse John Glenn and Westchester’s Yorktown cornhuskers, the Vikings had plenty of top level opponents. The team was led by junior Dan Grabher who placed 2nd at 160 lbs. losing a close match to county place winner Chris Koo from Great Neck South. Taking 4th place was senior Mike Mendolsohn at 152 lbs. and sophomore Hunter Sharf at 120 lbs. Other wrestlers advancing but eliminated going into the medal round were senior Jake Alverson (152 lbs.), Juniors Wil Blackburn (170 lbs.) and Wil Grogan (220 lbs).